Each weekday, theRams.com will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here's a look at what's out there for Tuesday, April 9 about your Los Angeles Rams.
The Rams lost left guard Rodger Saffold and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in free agency and Bleacher Report's Kristopher Knox said the holes left behind are reason for concern and a low offseason grade in L.A.
Grade: C "The Rams did a better job of addressing the safety spot, upgrading from Lamarcus Joyner to Eric Weddle. And veteran edge-rusher Clay Matthews will join Dante Fowler Jr. (whom L.A. brought back on a one-year deal). In its totality, it hasn't been a terrible offseason. But the losses of Saffold and Suh and the uncertain health of star tailback Todd Gurley are causes for legitimate concern."
The Rams will pick seven times in the 2019 NFL Draft and hold one first round pick at No. 31.
For more on the Rams' offseason and grades for each team, click here.
Pro Football Talk's Peter King gave his thoughts on what the Rams might do with their late first-round selection later this month in this week's _Football Morning in America_.
King says the Rams should consider a young offensive lineman at No. 31:
31. Los Angeles Rams: "Best available offensive lineman … Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College, or Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State. The Rams have major long-term issues on their offensive line. The 2018 starters from center to left tackle—John Sullivan, Rodger Saffold and Andrew Whitworth—will likely all be gone by opening day 2020. Reinforcements must come."
For King's suggestions for each team's first-round selection, click here.
On Tuesday, ESPN's Lindsey Thiry submitted her best guess, saying "it seems increasingly likely" that the Rams could take a defensive lineman at No. 31. — pointing to general manager Les Snead's comments from the owners meetings a few weeks ago in Phoenix.
"I do think because it's a good defensive line draft, our goal is to come out of the draft with probably a young defensive lineman," Snead told ESPN at the NFL's annual meetings in Phoenix. "That can happen, or guess what, I'll say there are 31 other enemies that may decide to hinder our vision."
For more on what the Rams could do at No. 31, click here.